GOP Q-anon Kook CongressCritter: California Fire Started by Jewish Laser Beam from Space

January 28, 2021

Media Matters:

In November 2018, California was hit with the worst wildfire in the state’s history. At the time, future Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) wrote a bizarre Facebook post that echoed QAnon conspiracy theorists and falsely claimed that the real and hidden culprit behind the disaster was a laser from space triggered by some nefarious group of people. 

Greene’s post, which hasn’t previously been reported, is just the latest example to be unearthed of her embracing conspiracy theories about tragedies during her time as a right-wing commentator. In addition to being a QAnon supporter, Greene has pushed conspiracy theories about 9/11, the Parklandand Sandy Hook school shootings, the Las Vegas shooting, and the murder of Democratic staffer Seth Richamong others

The Camp Fire was a horrific California wildfire that started on November 8, 2018, and, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, “burned a total of 153,336 acres, destroying 18,804 structures and resulting in 85 civilian fatalities and several firefighter injuries. The Camp Fire is the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history.” After an investigation, the department “determined that the Camp Fire was caused by electrical transmission lines owned and operated by Pacific Gas and Electricity (PG&E) located in the Pulga area.” Scientists have noted that climate change has worsened wildfires in places like California. 

Conspiracy theorists have pushed other explanations for the Camp Fire, especially on social media. One theory, which has been promoted by QAnon followersfalsely posits that a nefarious entity used laser beams or a similar instrument to start the fire for financial profit or to clear space for California’s high-speed rail system.

Rep. Greene is a proponent of the Camp Fire laser beam conspiracy theory. She wrote a November 17, 2018, Facebook post — which is no longer available online — in which she said that she was speculating “because there are too many coincidences to ignore” regarding the fire, including that then-California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) wanted to build the high-speed rail project and “oddly there are all these people who have said they saw what looked like lasers or blue beams of light causing the fires.” She also speculated that a vice chairman at “Rothschild Inc, international investment banking firm” was somehow involved, and suggested the fire was caused by a beam from “space solar generators.” 

Greene added: “If they are beaming the suns energy back to Earth, I’m sure they wouldn’t ever miss a transmitter receiving station right??!! I mean mistakes are never made when anything new is invented. What would that look like anyway? A laser beam or light beam coming down to Earth I guess. Could that cause a fire? Hmmm, I don’t know. I hope not! That wouldn’t look so good for PG&E, Rothschild Inc, Solaren or Jerry Brown who sure does seem fond of PG&E.” 

Below, Nancy Pelosi criticizes Republican response to MTG craziness.


4 Responses to “GOP Q-anon Kook CongressCritter: California Fire Started by Jewish Laser Beam from Space”

  1. ubrew12 Says:

    Greene: “If they are beaming the suns energy back to Earth, I’m sure they wouldn’t ever miss a transmitter receiving station right??!!” So PG&E has a secret solar power satellite in geostationary orbit? No wonder they have trouble finding the money to maintain their power lines and their various dams, even though their rates are so high! Earth to Greene: most SBSP (space-based solar power) designs beam to Earth using microwaves, at levels too low to impact human beings inadvertently exposed to them, much less spark a forest fire. I say ‘designs’ because there are no SBSP systems actually in service on Earth. But perhaps there are some on whatever planet Greene is from.

  2. Where do they get this people from. Is there some parallel universum that has opened its agtes? I’ve never heard such a nonsens before. What is wrong with the people who vote for this candidate?

  3. J4Zonian Says:

    Well, we’ve been searching for someone to take it further. Pence isn’t christian enough and is pretty much discredited now for disloyalty, Bannon is really too liberal and wimpy, and Miller has the undead vote locked up but doesn’t poll as well with the living, and in some northeastern states they’re actually a majority. Caribou Barbie is too smart and sane; she’ll never pass muster in Indiana and Wyoming.

    I think we’ve found our candidate.

    MTGG. More Than Gropenführer Grump. (or MAGA, Mehr als Gropenführer Aßhole)

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